Thursday, 8 March 2012
Dr Appleby made an Honorary Fellow
International animal welfare expert made an Honorary Fellow of the R(D)SVS, JMICAWE.
JMICAWE staff are delighted to announce that Dr Michael C Appleby will be joining them as their first Honorary Fellow.
Born in Edinburgh, Mike studied Zoology at Bristol University and completed his Ph.D. in Animal Behaviour at Cambridge. He then carried out research and teaching on farm animal management and welfare at the Poultry Research Centre (now Roslin Institute) and then as senior lecturer in applied animal behaviour at the University of Edinburgh. Mike was among the group of welfare scientists who helped develop the Masters in Applied animal behaviour and animal welfare, now 22 years old and still going strong. Amongst the many important areas of animal welfare research he has been involved with, he also carried out work that led to the development of the Edinburgh modified cage for laying hens, setting the foundations for the recent EU move to enriched cages for layer birds. In 2001, he moved to the US to take up the position of Vice President of The Humane Society of the United States and head of Farm Animals and Sustainable Agriculture. Mike is now the chief scientific adviser for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Humane Farm Animal Care and the Animal Compassionate Committee of Whole Foods Market in the USA and of the UK's Farm Animal Welfare Committee.
We are extremely pleased to be able to draw upon Mike’s considerable expertise and we look forward to welcoming him back into the University.